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Poor Law: Board of Guardians Records


Workhouses were first established by an Act of 1723. In 1782 Gilbert's Act enabled rural parishes to combine to form unions, and to set up reformed, or 'proper' workhouses. In 1834 the Poor Law Amendment Act established boards of guardians to manage poor relief over groups of parishes in poor law unions.

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